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Saturday, March 20
Right Plant, Right Place
Individual gardens can have
deserts, swamps, and shady refuges.
Internationally known plantsman
Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nurseries
will advise you on how to make
good choices for problem spaces. 12:30 PM
Drawing from his life experience with Ornamental Grasses for Iowa Gardens
thousands of plants, Dan not only Ornamental grasses can be used in mass plantings, as
presents plants as problem solvers, backdrops to colorful flowering perennials and annuals, and
but offers good advice on how to keep them thriving. as specimens in the garden. Join ornamental grass expert www.iowahort.org
Dr. Lois Girton on an exploration of the many cultivars of
a g reeon be!
11:00 a.m. Miscanthus sinensis and an introduction to many lesser-
It’s ce t
GreatPlants® for the Great Plains known, garden-worthy species. Dr. Girton will highlight those
The goal of the GreatPlants® program is to bring superior
that have flourished at the Iowa Arboretum near Madrid.
ornamental landscape plants into commercial production
to meet the challenging growing conditions of the Great The Microclimates in Your Yard
Plains. Bob Henrickson, Assistant Director of Horticulture Ray Wolf, Science and Operations Officer for the National
Programs at the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum will
discuss overlooked plants that are reliably hardy, easy
Weather Service and ISU Extension Master Gardener, will
describe and explain the microclimates in your yard and All-Iowa
to care for, and ornamentally worthwhile. Bob will also how they can be utilized to ensure top performance of
discuss exciting new releases through the GreatPlants® your garden plantings.
program. To date, GreatPlants® has released 31 new
Plains-proven plants for beautiful landscapes. 2:00 p.m.
Deer, Bulbs and Perennials
How-to Build a Backyard Butterfly Habitat Linda Grieve, owner of Perennial Gardens and President
Iowa’s butterfly lady Kathleen Ziemer returns to the Expo of the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association will dis-
this year to give you the inspiration and information you cuss deer and the damage they cause to many landscape March 19-20, 2010
need to build a backyard butterfly habitat. She’ll share her plants. She’ll also help you find and choose plants and Bridge View Center
20 years of secrets on what plants and flowers to grow, all bulbs that are ‘usually’ left alone by deer. Ottumwa, Iowa
while entertaining you with her stories about breeding and
raising butterflies. Aronias: The Super Fruit! Supported by over 20 Iowa horticulture associations
Aronia berry expert Ken Sailors will talk about the emerg- and organizations, the Expo offers diverse,
ing market for this new, healthy fruit crop, the health multi-dimensional activities for the
benefits these berries have, and how you can produce novice gardener as well as the professional.
them on your own small farm.
For more information or to register visit
www.iowahort.org or call 641-683-6260
All-Iowa Horticulture Exposition Educational Seminars
Supported by over 20 Iowa horticulture associations 11:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
and organizations, the Expo offers diverse, multi- Conifer Companions Designing Sustainable Landscapes
dimensional activities for the novice gardener as Join Iowa’s conifer guru Gary Whittenbaugh as he shares Sustainable landscapes can be gorgeous and good for
well as the professional. some exciting ideas on smaller trees, shrubs and other the environment—it’s all about how you approach the
plants that work well with dwarf conifers. As Gary says “the design. This session with Dr. Ann Marie VanDerZanden,
Exhibit Hall Hours: best companion for a conifer is really another conifer so professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, will
Friday, March 19 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you may also get a peak at two or three choice conifers for provide concrete examples of how to design a new
Saturday, March 20 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. your garden too.” Attend this session and become a bona landscape or retrofit an existing landscape so the
fide conifer companion. Speaker back by popular demand! outdoor living space is both beautiful and
Demonstration topics: environmentally sensitive.
• Vegetables • Nuts • Lawn care • Hypertufa troughs What to Buy, What to Plant
• Lilies • Unusual plants • Butterflies Ever wander which vegetables you should invest the time Early, Warm-season Vegetable Production
and energy to plant, and which you should just buy from a in High Tunnels
farmers’ market instead? Vegetable gardening expert and Dr. Hank Taber is a professor and extension vegetable
Admission Rates for the 2010 Expo:
kitchen garden maven Jean Ann Van Krevelen will break specialist emeritus at Iowa State University. With over
Adults: $10 for 1-day pass or $15 for a 2-day pass; down the confusion and answer your questions about 40 years of experience in fresh market vegetable
Students: $5 for a 2-day pass; Kids under 12: free! how to grow your own delicious vegetables and fruit in production, Dr. Taber will share his knowledge and
your own backyard. You’ll also be able to buy signed insights on efficiently and profitably producing vegetable
Friday, March 19 copies of Jean Ann’s brand new book Grocery Gardening. crops in high tunnels.
All About Alliums 1:00 p.m.
Learn how to get season-long bloom from easy-to-grow Keynote Presentation: www.iowahort.org
ornamental onions by combining early-, mid-, and late- Designing the Perennial Border
season types in your yard. Dr. Denny Schrock of Meredith Award-winning author and nationally Funds for this project were provided by the USDA Speciality Crops Block Grant
Publishing will show you how to combine them with other acclaimed garden designer Stephanie Program through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
plants, discover the versatility of these deer-resistant Cohen will demystify perennial design
beauties, and showcase top varieties for Iowa. and help you plan the perennial . . . and justice for all
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and
garden of your dreams. She’ll offer activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political
Building Your Small Farm Business with a advice and tips on garden-tested beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all
programs.) Many materials can be made available in alternative formats for ADA clients. To file
Sound Marketing Plan design principles. Come hear “The a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building,
Penny Brown Huber, Executive Director of Grow Your Perennial Diva” dish the dirt and 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964. Issued
in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914 in cooperation
Small Market Farm, will share her years of entrepreneurial watch the soil fly! with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jack M. Payne, director, Cooperative Extension
experience to give you the tools to develop a marketing plan Service, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa. SP 377c 1/2010
for your small farm business, including tips for success.
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